Dates and Times
Sun 4 Feb at 7pm
Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Mon 15 Jan – Sun 4 Feb. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by RedCape Theatre
This bold, original performance by RedCape Theatre is about the power of the Heimlich manoeuvre, adventure and escape, the death of the Little Chef, the call of the open road, and the kind of friendship you’d take a bullet for. Taking as its inspirations the quintessentially British First Aid training course and the iconic feminist road movie ‘Thelma and Louise’, fusing theatre and stand-up, Thunder Road tells a story like you’ve never seen before, that will ring true in your heart and make you laugh till you cry.
Tonight, in a village hall near you, Maureen and Sylvie will be stunning you with their groundbreaking First Aid training. Sharing life-saving skills, life lessons and biscuits, they’ll explode those medical myths and demonstrate the importance of always looking for danger.
Two women pack a car with training materials and medical supplies and set off on a journey, leaving their ordinary lives behind and waving goodbye to darkness and disappointment in the rear view mirror. It’s just for a couple of days – then they’ll both be home and everything will go back to normal. Because this isn’t the movies. This is real life, where horizons are small and big things don’t happen to people like Maureen and Sylvie…right? But when things take an unexpected turn in a Travelodge, events spin out of control, satnavs must be re-adjusted and they find themselves on the road trip of a life time.
Want to read a short story adaption of Thunder Road? Take a look at RedCape Theatre’s blog post.
About the company
RedCape Theatre is a devising theatre company committed to telling stories that matter, move and entertain using physical storytelling and original writing. Their starting point is true stories and they are drawn to ordinary people in extraordinary situations.